We recently wanted to swap our existing WS-SUP720-base with a WS-SUP720-3B in a 6513 chassis.
Had the existing configuration config saved in a txt file and replaced the supervisor. Booting went fine and we pasted in the original config. There was one failure message about unnsupported command but didnt take further notice.
"boot system flash sup-bootflash:" was probaly the line that the 720-3B didnt support.
After wr mem and reload it went in continious loop and rebooting due to inncorrect boot device. Had to put back the old supervisor and have now the 720-3B in a 6504 chassis. Tried some commands in rommon, but are not getting any further. Any suggestions?
Where is the image you are trying to load. if it on the actual sup card try
boot system bootdisk:s72033-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF6.bin
If you are trying to load it off a card do you have a properley formatted pcmcia card in slot0 on your sup ?
Have no pcmcia cards. Its just the ATA(?) bootdisk on the sup. If i try dir bootdisk: i can see the image. Trying the set command indicates that the BOOTLDR value doesnt appear. The BOOT value is: BOOT=bootflash:,1;
This is a wrong value that came with the old config we tried to use.
Tried also this with the result:
rommon 1 > boot system bootdisk:s72033-ipservicesk9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF7.bin
Loading image, please wait ...
Invalid device specified
Booting from default device
device does not contain a valid magic number
boot: cannot open "bootdisk:"
an alternate boot helper program is not specified
(monitor variable "BOOTLDR" is not set)
and unable to determine first file in bootflash
loadprog: error - on file open
boot: cannot load "system bootdisk:s72033-ipservicesk9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF7.bin"
rommon 2 > dir bootdisk:
Initializing ATA monitor library...
Directory of bootdisk:
2 81764868 -rw- s72033-ipservicesk9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF7.bin
rommon 3 >set
PS1=rommon ! >
RET_2_RTS=20:32:37 PST Sun Apr 1 2007
rommon 4 >
Apologies. The command
boot system bootdisk:s72033-ipservicesk9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF7.bin
should be put into your config when the system is up and running.
From rommon mode try
Have tried boot bootdisk:s72033-ipservicesk9_wan-mz.122-18.SXF7.bin without success. Should there be only one file in the directory?
Try this :
rommon 1> set
Note For Supervisor Engine 32, the file name is
Displays the boot variables.
rommon 2> BOOT=
rommon 3> CONFIG_FILE=
Clears the boot variables.
rommon 4> BOOT=slot0:c6msfc3-psv-mz.121-17d.SXB1.bin
Note slot0: could also be disk0: if you are using an ATA flash disk.
Note For Supervisor Engine 32, the image name is
Sets the boot variable to point to the Cisco IOS image on the PCMCIA card or local.
rommon 5> sync
Causes the above changes to take effect.
rommon 6> reset
Resets the supervisor engine from the ROMMON prompt
The issue looks like to me with the empty boot string "BOOT=bootflash:".
Let us know if that works.
Also, could you please paste the uutput of "dev" from the rommon prompt like,
Also can you try reseating the CF adaptor on SUP and check if this helps. See below link :
You have to go into ROMMON and erase the config file for both the switch processor and the route processor. So you'll go into ROMMON twice.
1. Reboot the switch
2. Immediately issue the Control-Break to escape autoboot & enter ROMMON
3. You can clear the config file and boot statements either by the confreg command or by setting the variables as described above
4. Issue the sync command to save to nvram and then reset to reboot
5. Now this time when the switch reboots WAIT TO HIT CONTROL-BREAK UNTIL YOU SEE
OIR-SP-6-CONSOLE: Changing console ownership to route processor
6. Follow the same ROMMON process as you did under the switch processor and reboot again
7. This time when it reboots it should take you into the Initial System setup